#PowerPoint – How cool is the Accessibility Checker? Powered by #AI, so a #MustDo for my next #MSIgnite sessions!

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Hi!

I was reviewing my slides for Microsoft Slides, and I remembered that Melissa Hubbart (@melihubb) was tweeting about checking your slides previous to the event.

So, I decided to give it a try. And, it was my time to check what’s new with the Accessibility Feature in PowerPoint. There are several ways to use this feature. If you want to check the content of the current slide, in the Review menu, there is an option to check the current slide.

powerpoint accessibility checker menu

If you want to check the complete PowerPoint File, in the menu [File / Info / Inspect Presentation] there is an option named [Check Accessibility] to do this.

powerpoint check accesibility

Once the Accessibility Checker panel is open, we can review all the issues.

powerpoint accessibility checker results

There are organized by severity levels (errors, warning and tips). And we can find common scenarios like

  • Missing alternative text for images and shapes
  • Missing title slides

One cool feature here, when working with pictures, is that we can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence to automatically describe de content of the pictures. In the following image we can see how it automatically recognizes my cat Goku lying on a bed.

powerpoint generate alt text automatically

So, you know, please check the Accessibility of your files and Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Office – Live subtitles in Microsoft Teams, oh yeah! Another great #AI live sample.

Hi !

I usually use the live subtitle demo feature in PowerPoint to showcase how amazing is the current state of AI, and how we can use it in our daily lives. And now, after the official announcement of Microsoft, we can also use the live subtitle feature in Microsoft Teams.

As you can expect the way to use it is very easy, just enable the Live Subtitles feature and Microsoft Teams will automatically start to

  • Listen to every audio conversation
  • Convert the audio to text
  • Present the live as a subtitle in the MS Teams windows

In the official announcement there is a nice animation on this

We may expect to have also maybe some extra features like language translations and more. That will be also so cool!

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Office – Acronyms pane in Word, another amazing example of #AI embedded in our day to day tools – Powered by Microsoft Graph!

Hi!

Today’s post is, one more time, related to some amazing Artificial Intelligence features embedded in Microsoft Office. And this is very helpful if you work in an organization with tons of Acronyms. I’m sure, you have your own set of acronyms at different levels: Team, Group and Organization.

When you are new to this Acronyms, is very hard to get up to date with all of them. That’s why the Acronyms feature in Word is very important, it may help us and save us lot of time!

The Acronyms page is the [References] tab in the Ribbon, or you can just search for it.

Search for Acronyms Pane in Word

Once, you enabled the pane, it will analyze the text of your Word document and also analyze the definitions mostly used on your organization to get a sense of “what can be an Acronym“. It will leverage the Microsoft Graph to surface definitions of terms that have been previously defined across emails and documents.

The results are amazing:

Word Acronyms page results

Another amazing example of AI in our day to day use.

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

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#Office – #Clippy is back in Office for Windows and Mac (powered by #AI)

Hi !

So, after my post yesterday, about the suggestions in Outlook based on an email content, somebody asked me why they don’t see this in Outlook.

I was sharing my experience in Outlook for Mac, in Windows we can find a [Suggested Meeting] option on top of the email content.

And then, when we expand the section, we may find the related meeting information

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Office – Clippy is back in Office (powered by #AI)

Hi !

I’ve already share some of the new AI features in Office, like Excel Ideas or real-time captions / subtitles in PowerPoint.

Today I’ll switch to Office editor, to share something amazing. I added Clippy to this post title and the idea is similar to the Clippy intents a long time ago:

An AI assistant will analyze the text while you are writing it or reading it, and it will suggest actions related to this text.

A single image is the best way to show this

I received this email last week and I notice that part of the text was automatically highlighted and show an amazing suggestion. It seems that the Word, Outlook editor is becoming more and more intelligent.

And I’m really looking forward to some extensibility SDK, so someone can really bring back Clippy at 100%

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Office – Ideas Tool para Microsoft Excel basado en AI (#Excel, #AI)

Buenas !

Hoy voy a cambiar a Excel para compartir algunas de las otras increíbles características de Inteligencia Artificial en Microsoft Office: Excel Ideas.

Excel Ideas es esta nueva herramienta que tenemos en Excel que nos permitirá obtener algunas ideas sobre información seleccionada en una hoja de trabajo. Para utilizar esta herramienta, necesitamos seleccionar un conjunto de datos y hacer clic en el botón [ideas] en la cinta de opciones

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Para escribir este post, he descargado un conjunto de muestra de datos espaciales de SpatialKey (ver referencias). El archivo de seguro de muestra contiene 36.634 registros en Florida para 2012 de una compañía de muestra que implementó un plan de crecimiento agresivo en 2012. Hay columnas de valor asegurado total (TIV) que contienen TIV de 2011 y 2012, por lo que este conjunto de datos es ideal para probar la característica de comparación. Este archivo tiene información de dirección que puede elegir para geocodificar, o puede usar la latitud/longitud existente en el archivo.

Una vez que seleccioné el conjunto completo de datos, es bueno ver las siguientes ideas

Si usted es un usuario de PowerBI, este tipo de información y análisis será familiar. Para mí es bueno ver que tenemos estas capacidades en un solo clic en una herramienta popular como Excel.

Hay más de + 40 Insights y es agradable para navegar por ellos y encontrar que en el Condado de Miami Dade, el deducible del sitio es mayor para las construcciones de marco de acero y hormigón armado.

Microsoft Excel Ideas Sample 03

Con 2 clic podemos analizar algunos datos abiertos relacionados con el tráfico en Ontario y ver cómo el tráfico aumenta lentamente en Hwy 69 desde 1988 hasta 2010.

Microsoft Excel Ideas Sample 04

Una herramienta increíble dentro de Excel para obtener rápidamente información sobre nuestros datos.

Happy coding!

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Office – Ideas Tool for Microsoft Excel powered by AI (#Excel, #AI)

Hi !

Today I’ll switch to Excel to share some of the other amazing AI features embedded in Microsoft Office: Excel Ideas.

Excel Ideas is this new tool we have in Excel which will allow us to get some insights about the selected information in a worksheet. In order to use this tool, we need to select a set of data and click the [Ideas] button in the Ribbon.

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In order to write this post, I downloaded a sample set of spatial data from SpatialKey (see references). The sample insurance file contains 36,634 records in Florida for 2012 from a sample company that implemented an agressive growth plan in 2012. There are total insured value (TIV) columns containing TIV from 2011 and 2012, so this dataset is great for testing out the comparison feature. This file has address information that you can choose to geocode, or you can use the existing latitude/longitude in the file.

Once I selected the full set of Data, is nice to see the following insights

If you are a PowerBI user, this type of information and analysis will be familiar. To me is nice to see that we have this capabilities in a single click in a popular tool like Excel.

There are over +40 insights and it’s nice to browse them and find that in Miami Dade County, the site deductible is higher for Steel Frame and Reinforced Concrete constructions.

Microsoft Excel Ideas Sample 03

With 2 click we can analyze some Open Data related to traffic on Ontario and see how the traffic slowly increases in Hwy 69.

Microsoft Excel Ideas Sample 04

An amazing tool inside Excel to quickly get insights on our data.

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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#Office – Uno de los mejores ejemplos de uso de #AI con #Powerpoint (luego llegará el de Excel en mobile)

Buenas  !

Cuando hablamos de Inteligencia Artificial, hay muchos ejemplos que podemos utilizar para demostrar las capacidades de AI (Artificial Intelligence). En lo personal, siempre prefiero utilizar ejemplos que sean fácilmente trasladados a nuestro día a día. Es por eso que la opción [Design Ideas] en PowerPoint es uno de los mejores ejemplos que suelo utilizar.

En la siguiente animación podemos ver como partiendo de una simple Slide con 3 elementos de texto, [Design Ideas] nos presenta una serie de estilos aplicados sobre la slide original que realmente mejoran nuestra presentación. Es interesante mencionar que además de agregar un estilo visual a la Slide, también agrega iconos para cada uno de los 3 bullets, que están relacionados con el contenido de los mismos.

Powerpoint design ideas

Para que quede más claro, esta es la slide original

powerpoint slide original

Y este es el diseño propuesto.

powerpoint slide updated

El siguiente artículo sobre [Design Ideas] explica todos los escenarios en los que podemos utilizar el Designer en PowerPoint

Create professional slide layouts with PowerPoint Designer

Happy coding!

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Office – An amazing example of the power of #AI inside #Powerpoint

Hi !

There are tons of demos about amazing using of Artificial Intelligence. I always try to choose and show the ones, who can be easily translated into our day to day experience. That´s why the option [Design Ideas] in Power Point is an amazing demo on how to use this.

In the following video, we can see how I start with a simple blank slide with 3 text bullets, and then how the [Design Ideas] tool transform this slide in a much better one, and it also even add related icons to new Design!

Powerpoint design ideas

Just in case, this is the original slide

powerpoint slide original

And this is the output

powerpoint slide updated

If you want to know more about [Design Ideas] the following article explains all the scenarios behind this

Create professional slide layouts with PowerPoint Designer

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Podcast – NTN 35 – #Office365 overview, as a user and as O365 as a platform

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Hi !

In today’s episode it’s time to give some time to Office 365 services. A few years ago this was a task which will only involve a couple of slides, nowadays it gives us to talk over 90 minutes and much more. Juan Carlos Quijano (@jc_quijano) joined me, and we spent a first half of the episode talking about our experience as users and the 2nd half talking and describing each of the services of the platform.

In this podcast also premieres the news section of Sergio Mabres. Sergio performs a weekly summary of technology news that is really worth taking a look at.

As always, I hope you enjoy it and apologize for the mistakes (if any).

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Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

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